The Candidate: Lawrence "Larry" Walsh Jr.
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 86th District
The Competition: Ryan Martin Alm
The Buzz: Walsh is the current representative for the 86th District. He is a former trustee in Jackson Township and secretary treasurer of the International Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union.
Walsh's campaign is focused on decreasing property taxes, creating jobs through tax cuts for small businesses, protecting senior citizens and making legislators take a pay cut.